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Minor Surgery

Minor surgery procedures

Lumps, bumps, skin tags, cysts and other skin lesions which cause you problems can be surgically removed or frozen (cryotherapy) at the surgery. You will first need to see the doctor to assess the suitability and discuss the procedure. Minor surgery takes place is specially booked sessions in our well-equipped Minor Surgery room, so there is usually a short waiting list. We also carry out procedures for patients from other local surgeries.

Warts and Cryotherapy (Freezing)

Warts and verrucas are caused by viruses. They are very common and can be picked up from the general environment. Most people develop immunity to them eventually and they will go away but they can be troublesome.

We use Liquid Nitrogen spray to deep-freeze these. In combination with a little homework from yourself, this is the most effective method for getting rid of them. When you book an appointment for cryotherapy, tell the receptionist this is what you are coming for so the spray-gun can be filled.

Please read our Wart Leaflet before you come for this treatment; it explains what to expect and the preparations you need to make.

Joint Injections

Injections of steroid solution into or around joints or tendons can help a number of painful musculoskeletal conditions such as trigger fingers, shoulder pains, arthritis of the knee, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. Please read this useful information if you are considering having an injection - it covers everything you will need to know and will ensure you can give fully informed consent for the procedure.

Drs Selwyn, Lloyd, Mitchell, Dodhia and Patel are trained to give steroid injections (though not all of them perform all the procedures so please check first with a receptionist).

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